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BYU's Group for New Music to present premiere Feb. 4

The Brigham Young University School of Music presents Group for New Music in a world premiere by BYU music faculty member David Sargent Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Sargent’s “Gestures” was commissioned by violinists Igor and Vesna Gruppman.

“It originally was to be performed at the Contemporary Music Forum at the Moscow Conservatory,” Sargent said, “but because of the events of 9/11, it had to be pushed back.”

“Gestures” has three movements: “Impatient,” “Disparate” and “Exuberant.” It includes violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and trumpet. It will be conducted by Joseph Hoffman.

Performers include Denae Coco, Ellinor Bergqvist, Darren Bastian, Dennis Contreras, Margot Glassett, Jennie Litster, Steve Ricks, Jonathan Yarrington, Jacob Goddard, Marie McDonald, Danielle Reist, Kristen LaRiviere, Leslie Richards, Jessica Schiffman, Bryn Huntington, Michele Bowen, and Scott Lesser.

“Group for New Music is kind of an ad hoc ensemble at BYU,” said director Steve Ricks. “Our interest is in promoting and performing contemporary music.”

For more information about the Group for New Music, contact Steve Ricks at 422-6115.

Writer: Rachel M. Sego

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